Assembly bill to support LGBT seniors advances

LGBT seniors at pride

LGBT seniors at pride. (Photo via www.kbgressitt.com’s 2011 San Diego Pride coverage)

BY JESS MOOR
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In a senate vote of 26-11, Assembly Bill 663 was passed on September 3. The bill was designed to help ensure that LGBT senior citizens get respectful and competent elder care by integrating LGBT cultural competency instruction into the training courses taken by residential care facility administrators.

Sponsored by Equality California (EQCA)—a statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy in California that has advanced the state of California to one with some of the most comprehensive human rights and protection for the LGBT community, over the last ten years—and the California senior legislature, the bill will now advance to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown.

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